February 8, 2022 – Tommy Nobis Center, a Marietta-based nonprofit that helps individuals with disabilities enter or return to employment, recently named David Hamilton as Chief Operating Officer. Hamilton has served as Vice President, Administration since 2020. In his new role, he will focus on operationalizing TNC’s strategic plans and oversee the Programs, Business Operations, Accounting, and People & Culture Departments.

“After serving just over a year on the TNC team, I am even more excited to serve with people who invest their time, energy, and their best ideas to educate, train, and create employment opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities. It is inspiring to see how those whom we serve transform into confident, independent contributors in their families and their communities. I am honored and humbled to continue to serve on a great team,” says Hamilton.

Prior to joining Tommy Nobis Center, Hamilton served as an Operations Executive in a variety of talent development and organizational leadership roles in diverse, multi-national, and multi-disciplined organizations ranging in size from 25 to 21,000 people and with multi-million-dollar budgets. His global experience across 40+ countries enhanced his cross-cultural communication skills and deep appreciation for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Hamilton served 32 years in the U.S. Army, earning the rank of Brigadier General.

“This is a well-deserved promotion,” says Dave Ward, President and CEO of Tommy Nobis Center. “David has shown a very strong ability to bring people together in an effort to achieve great results. His leadership will continue to be instrumental in helping us achieve our mission and change lives.”

Hamilton has a Bachelor of Science degree in National Security and Public Affairs from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a Master of Arts degree in Human Resource Development from Webster University, and a Master of Science degree in National Security Studies from the National Defense University. He was also a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.